Selectel launching LTE soon, Puppy Wireless too
Verizon MVNOs Selectel Wireless and Puppy Wireless have started selling LTE SIM cards. On their websites there is no mention of 4G LTE service but Selectel’s dealer PrepayRefill.com has started taking pre-orders of Selectel LTE SIMs while Kitty Wireless, a parent company of Puppy Wireless, has started selling them.
Selectel LTE SIM cards are available for $3.00 plus shipping through PrepayRefill.com and they ship in 24 hours. Puppy Wireless is offering them at a promotional price which is $6 while from May 23, 2015, their cost will be $10 and that will be regular price. Puppy SIMs will ship within 3 business days.
Both PrepayRefill.com and Puppy Wireless are making sure that customers understand that Selectel and Puppy are not currently offering LTE service but will be in a week or two. Also, both carriers are selling the tri cut SIMs that customers can break into the needed size (standard, micro or nano) depending on the 4G LTE phone they have.
Although the launch of the 4G LTE service on both Selectel Wireless and Puppy Wireless is near, the cost of LTE data hasn’t been provided. PrepayRefill.com acts as there will be no price change of monthly plans but they are warning customers that it’s unknown for now which plans will offer LTE. However they are assuming it’s $30 plan and higher.
Puppy Wireless, on the other hand, expects price increase for LTE service at maxi mum $3 per month. Also plan modifications for 4G LTE are possible, “4g plans are likely to include different (better) minute, message and data allocations.”
Since July 2014, when Verizon allowed LTE to its prepaid customers for the first time, only MVNOs that have received access to LTE are Page Plus Cellular, TracFone, Straight Talk and Net10. Time has obviously come for more Verizon MVNOs to add LTE and become more competitive.